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Emergency Dentistry2018-08-13T17:15:36+00:00

Emergency Dentistry

Sometimes the unforeseen happens and Emergency Dentistry is required. Whether through injury or other trauma a dental emergency means that you need to see a dentist right away.

The sooner you are seen by a dentist the better, which is why our clinic is available after hours as well as on weekends to assist in your emergency and see you as soon as possible.

If an immediate appointment is not possible, we will give advice and help you perform crucial first aid over the phone.

Common Dental Emergencies

  • You’ve broken or knocked out a tooth
  • You’ve chipped or cracked a tooth
  • A dental restoration (filling, denture, bridge, crown) has fallen out or broken
  • You’re experiencing an extreme toothache
  • You’ve sustained a jaw injury
  • You’ve sustained an injury to your gums
  • You’re experiencing swelling to your jaw and facial area

For serious injuries such as profuse bleeding or broken bones, visit your local hospital’s emergency room for immediate treatment.

What to do in a dental emergency

The first thing you should do during a dental emergency is to give us a call.  We can advise you on the best course of action and provide advice on how to administer crucial first aid.

Steps to take immediately:

  • Attempt to locate any lost or broken teeth or dental work
  • Always handle a broken or knocked out tooth with care, making sure to only touch the crown and never the root of the tooth
  • Attempt to replace a knocked out tooth into your mouth if possible. If not possible, place the tooth into a portable container of saltwater or milk.  A knocked out tooth may be saved if professional treatment is performed within an hour of the trauma occurring
  • Gently rinse your mouth with warm water
  • Gently apply a gauze pad to the area of injury to slow any bleeding
  • Take pain medication such as Advil or Tylenol to help with any discomfort
  • Apply a cold compress or cooling pack to reduce pain and swelling in the area of trauma, remembering to alternate cooling in 15-minute segments – 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off
  • Ensure you are safe to drive and if not, have someone else drive for you
  • Gently apply a gauze pad to the area of injury to slow any bleeding

If you are the victim of a dental emergency, don’t panic and try to remain calm.  Follow the above first aid steps and call our office immediately.  We will assist you in your time of need.

If you require a professional dentist to help during a dental emergency, please contact our Parry Sound Emergency Dentist at:  (705) 746-2772

 

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry

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